Mr. Disconnected

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As I walk to the subway during the morning rush, I wonder why everyone except me is furiously working their thumbs or gabbing into their cell phones. Do my unmoving hands and lips mean that I am unpopular? I wasn’t always so self-conscious about being behind the communications curve. When cell phones first came on [&hellip
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Peace Out

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A dining experience can be many things, but rarely does it prove comical by nature. I don’t mean rolling on the floor laughing because your waiter is really a comedian or the counter person does improv, but the kind of humor one looks back on with a groan of disbelief, as if to say, “Did [&hellip
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Bike Lane Concerns

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To the Editor: It warms my heart to know that our officials, together with Transportation Alternatives, are working hard to be sure that all bikers will be free from harm when riding in bike lanes and with their helmets (“Changing Lanes,” Nov. 12). Perhaps they can spare a bit of kindness toward the pedestrians who do [&hellip
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Economy Size Me

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I came. I saw. I Costco-ed. This famed membership warehouse club has descended upon Manhattan at East 116th Street and the FDR Drive. Dedicated to bringing its members the best possible prices on quality brand-name merchandise, Costco sells everyday items in bulk. I’d never been to a Costco, so before I went, I checked out [&hellip
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Parenthood, Take Two

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At 71, Fredericka Nelson should be the one being taken care of. After 40 years of cleaning offices to support a family on her own, the Brooklyn mother of six and grandmother of 21 thought she’d enjoy growing old in peace. That was until her youngest daughter, who struggles with substance abuse, gave birth to [&hellip
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Gender Bias

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Nancy Gleeson never said “no.” When she saw sugar, she ate it, gorging on cookies, chocolate and banana splits every day for decades. She didn’t worry about the weight gain that left her tipping the scales at 225 pounds. She didn’t heed the family history that put her at high risk for diabetes—until she wound [&hellip
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Dr. Mozart

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Michael Gruson, a successful attorney, got the worst possible news from his doctor in March 2005: His persistent headache was more serious than anything an aspirin could cure. It was the symptom of a malignant brain tumor. A partner at Shearman & Sterling and the head of an eight-member household, Gruson, 69, was accustomed to [&hellip
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Little Help for Hospice

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We spend more money on healthcare in the last months of life than at any other time. It’s when we’re sickest and most in need of medicine, doctors and intensive care. According to estimates, nearly 30 percent of Medicare’s annual $327 billion budget goes to caring for patients in their final year of life. But [&hellip
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Kenyon Record-Breaker

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Throughout his high school career, Will Smith considered himself primarily a defensive player. He started at shortstop for four straight years at Collegiate. But when he arrived at Kenyon College, he made an important discovery about getting playing time. “All I really wanted to do was play every day,” Smith said. “I realized that in [&hellip
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Celebrated Slugger Caps College Career

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It’s late March in California, 2006, and Libby Copeland-Halperin steps up to the plate. She’s still a rookie, a freshman playing one of her first collegiate games for a team that will go 30-10. But on this day, Copeland-Halperin proves she belongs with her more experienced teammates. A poor pitch over the heart of the [&hellip
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